Palmetto, 2003, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: funk
O’s Notes: Combine the musical genius of drummer Lenny White, Mark Whitfield (g) and Dr. Lonnie Smith (organ) with Javon’s tenor sax and something funky is sure to surface. It does on Easy Does It, Javon’s Palmetto debut, a walk on the contemporary, retro soul side. Eve Cornelious adds some deep throaty vocals on two tracks to give it a modern feel. It will have you remembering the 1970s grooves while appreciating today’s cool jazz mindset, definitely a winner.